Brandon Smith

Associate

brandon@shiverhamilton.com

Brandon focuses his practice on wrongful death, premises liability/negligent security, product defects, and trucking and motor vehicle litigation in both state and federal court.

Although an Atlanta native, Brandon invested the first four years of his career with a nationally ranked law firm and the largest defense firm in South Carolina. There, Brandon worked with the firm’s trial practice group in Columbia and represented national insurers and corporations, handling significant premises and product liability matters as well as motor vehicle, environmental, and pharmaceutical litigation, often involving catastrophic and tragic personal injury claims.

Brandon refined his trial skills by serving as Special Prosecutor for the State of South Carolina trying numerous cases to verdict and assisting multiple victims of domestic violence throughout the state. Brandon has also represented clients in appellate matters before the South Carolina Court of Appeals.

Motivated by a passion to serve those in dire circumstances, Brandon worked with city and state leaders to establish the first Homeless Court in South Carolina, founded in Columbia, SC. The Homeless Court is designed to help persons experiencing homelessness and facing criminal charges seek treatment in lieu of a fine or sentence. Brandon also helped facilitate the creation of a Homeless Court in Charleston, SC.

Brandon is an active member of the American Bar Association having served on the ABA Board of Governors, co-chair for the Young Advocates Committee in the Section of Litigation, and the Young Lawyers in Leadership Program. Brandon is a former teacher and coach at Wesleyan School, former scholarship athlete and co-captain, and he remains active in tennis.

Perhaps his most meaningful accomplishment, Brandon and his wife have four young children where they live in North Atlanta.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    Juris Doctor (2012)
    Chief Justice, Moot Court Bar
    Chair, USC Law Student Ambassadors
    John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court
    National Moot Court Competition Team
    President Christian Legal Society
    Chair Law School Ambassadors
  • Wofford College
    B.S., Government and Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Claude Scarborough Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2015)
  • South Carolina Young Lawyers Division Star of the Quarter (2014, 2015)
  • Leadership South Carolina (2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of South Carolina
  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Columbia, SC